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HEALTH ALERT: CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

An important update regarding COVID19: https://www.cityofwalnut.org/for-residents/coronavirus-information

Coronavirus Information

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Updated March 27, 2020 

City/County Official Announcements 

City of Walnut Resolution 20-25 - Ratifying the Proclamation of Local Emergency
Letter of Support - Fairplex Sheraton Quarantine Center
City Statement - March 20, 2020 - Older Adult Assistance and Volunteer Opportunities
City Statement - March 20. 2020 - Uninterrupted Trash Service
City Statement - March 20, 2020 - All City Playgrounds Closed
County Statement - March 19, 2020 - Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19
City Statement - March 18, 2020 - Utilities Continue to Provide Service
County Financial Resources for Residents Impacted by COVID-19
City of Walnut - Proclamation of Local Emergency
County Statement - March 16, 2020 - Health Officer Order for the Control of COVID-19
City Statement - March 16, 2020 - City Hall & Maintenance Yard Closed to the Public
City Statement - March 13, 2020 - Gymnasium/Teen Center Closure
City Statement - March 12, 2020 - City Meetings Canceled
City Statement - March 12, 2020 - Senior Center Closure
City Statement - March 12, 2020 

The City of Walnut will continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), in consultation with Los
Angeles County Public Health Officials. 

City Facilities & Programs

On Monday, March 16th the Walnut Senior Center & Walnut Teen Center will be closed through April 19, 2020. All City events and recreation classes planned through April 19th will be canceled or rescheduled to a future date. Other programs will be assessed as the City receives further information from LA County Department of Public Health. 

Senior Center Care Calls 

The City of Walnut Senior Center is making care calls to keep in contact with our participants during the Stay Home duration. If you are an older adult living in Walnut and would like to sign up to receive such a call, please call the Senior Center at 909-598-6200, or email gencinas@cityofwalnut.org.

 

County Senior Meal Services Program
Seniors enrolled in the County’s Nutrition Program at the Walnut Senior Center will receive lunches on a “to-go” curbside, pick-up basis starting the week of March 16th. Seniors enrolled in the County’s nutrition program at the Walnut Senior Center can reserve meals each week by making reservations with YWCA/Intervale before 12:00 noon each Monday. Reserved meals will be distributed at the Senior Center on Thursdays between 10:30 am and 12:00 noon. For additional questions, residents can call YWCA/Intervale at (626) 214-9456. 

City Operations

On Tuesday, March 17th Walnut City Hall & the Maintenance Yard will be closed to the public until further notice. City operations will continue to run with staff available to provide services and answer questions by phone at (909) 595-7543. 

City Parks

Park playgrounds, ballfields, sports courts, and picnic areas are temporarily closed to the public. Please adhere to social distancing requirements in open park areas and on Walnut trails. Thank you.

Building Permits/ Plan Checks

For any building inspection requests, building plan check, or utility permit questions, please call 909-598-5241.

For city planning, code enforcement, and other Community Development inquiries, please call 909-348-0739.

You can also e-mail jcarlson@cityofwalnut.org or jguerra@cityofwalnut.org, and a Staff member will respond to your inquiry.

City Issued Public Transportation Cards

Due to the City Hall Closure to the public, the City of Walnut will not be able to reload Foothill Transit Passes and MTA EZ Passes. For residents who currently have a Metrolink Quick Card, the City will be able to process payment (check only/NO CASH) and activate cards. Residents are asked to fill out the Metrolink Quick Card order form found here, place their application and payment (check only/NO CASH) in a secured envelope, and drop it in the dropbox located to the right of the main doors at City Hall. Staff will process the application the following business day. Your check will serve as your receipt. However, if you would like the standard monthly receipt, please include a self-address stamped envelope with your payment.

The City is taking extra precautions for the safety and well-being of our staff and the public. We are following recommendations and best practices from the CDC and LA County Department of Public Health. We are monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond should the situation change..

To help prevent the spread of disease, please practice standard hygiene practices, such as:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not on hand.
  • Covering their nose and mouth with their elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoiding touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Limiting close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.

City Council & Commission Meetings

The following meetings will be cancelled until further notice:
- 3/25/2020 - Walnut City Council Meeting
- 4/1/2020 - Planning Commission Meeting
- 4/1/2020 - Senior Commission Meeting

Resources

Mt. San Antonio College Coronavirus webpage
Walnut Valley Unified School District - News & Announcements
CDC Travel Information
World Health Organization - Coronavirus webpage
California Department of Public Health - Coronavirus webpage
City of Walnut Local Eateries Listing - Rev. 3.27.20

Public Utilities COVID-19 Response

Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas
Valley Vista Services
Walnut Valley Water District
Golden State Water Company
Suburban Water Systems

FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS VISIT LA COUNTY'S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WEBSITE HERE.